Re: new sax
I traded a 1937 Selmer balanced action tenor for a new Mauriat System 76, and a 1946 conn 6M alto for a new Mauriat 76... Haven't regretted the switch for one minute. A good friend of mine (professional player) swapped 3 horns - selmer mk VI tenor, SBA alto, and Yamaha 62 sop for new Mauriat horns and feels the same way. Fantastic, very free blowing horns. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. They don't have the mystique of the older horns, but the sound is fantastic.